Manny Pacquiao set for September return as Juan Manuel Marquez talk continues

Last Updated: 03/04/13 10:54am

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Manny Pacquiao: Stopped by Juan Manuel Marquez in December

Manny Pacquiao: Stopped by Juan Manuel Marquez in December

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Manny Pacquiao will make his return to the ring in September, according to his spokeswoman.

The Filipino is recovering from his first career back-to-back defeats and runs for re-election to his country's congress next month.

But talk of a fifth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez is refusing to go away, and Pacquiao's representative Rose Tamayo confirmed an autumn date away from the United States is on the cards.

She said: "The fight is definitely in September. We will talk about the opponent and the place after the 13 May elections.


"Manny wants to fight outside the United States because of the taxes. Singapore is one of the top places for consideration. There is also Macau and Dubai."

Marquez, whose first fight against Pacquiao ended in a draw, avenged two subsequent controversial defeats with a sixth-round knockout in December.

The Mexican said in February he saw "no point" in a fifth meeting, but promoter Bob Arum has hinted another instalment remains his preferred option.

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